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Swagman Trailhead Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

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Review of the Swagman Trailhead Hitch Bike Rack on a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu


Today, on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, we're going to be test fitting this Swagman Trail Head 2-Bike Hang Style Rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number S63360. Now, on this bike rack, it's secured down in three locations. We've got straps right here, then we've got two more straps over here. We've got one on top here and then one down here on the down tube that serves as our anti-sway strap to help prevent the bike swinging too far the other way and making contact with the other bike or the vehicle. Now, in order to remove the bike, just pull on these straps and you can remove it and set it off to the side. With the bike out of the way, let's take a measurement to see what the total distance added to the vehicle is. It looks like the total distance added to the vehicle is about 23 inches and, on this bike rack, it has a feature where you can fold these arms down. In order to do so, you simply pull the pin and clip out, lift right up here, and then you can rotate it down and replace it in the other hole that's on the bracket. Now, with the arms folded down, let's take that measurement again to see what the total distance added is.

It looks like we're now adding a total of about 17 and 3/4 inches. The closest point to the vehicle on this rack looks to be about 8 and a half inches. Another feature that this rack has is that by pulling this pin clip down here, loosening this knob on the backside here, and then turning the little plate that's there, you can tilt this away from your vehicle in order to gain access to your trunk. Now, you can see we've got plenty of room that we can get out anything that we may need. We'll replace that just by pushing it back upright, putting the pin through, lining it up, then we can take the plate, turn it back, and tighten it down to hold it securely in place. Now, another feature of this rack is that it has a raised chank, which allows for more ground clearance at the back.

By doing so, that gives us about 13 inches of ground clearance, and then here where it goes into the receiver tube, it comes with an anti-rattlepin and clip to help eliminate any shake out of the shank to help give a quite, secure ride for your bikes. That's going to complete our look at the Swagman Trail Head 2-Bike Hanging Style Rack for 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, part number S63360 on our 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.


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